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Ice Cream Month & Coloring Contest in Downtown Santa Cruz

July 6 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every day until July 31, 2015
July is National Ice Cream Month, and Downtown Santa Cruz is the most delicious place to celebrate. Visit our participating ice cream spots, pick up a coloring sheet and let your imagination run (deliciously) wild. Return your completed coloring sheet to the Info Kiosk in front of New Leaf Market by July 31 and enter to win Free Ice Cream for a Year! Between July 1-31, visit one of our five Downtown Santa Cruz ice cream specialists – Cold Stone…

Trivia Night – Rosie McCann’s

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Trivia hosted by Thomas in the lounge at 8:00 PM. Each week features a new theme, team competition, and prizes in the form of beer and other fun items!

The Comic and the Patriot Open Mic

July 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week
Open Mic at the Poet and the Patriot in downtown Santa Cruz. Sign ups at 8, show at 8:30. Running til 11.

Open Mic – Rosie McCann’s

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Open Mic Night Tuesdays in the Fireside lounge. Sign-ups 7:00, show begins at 8:00. We have begun a new promotion for Open Mic! Each person that buys a drink receives a ticket to vote for their favorite performer; the person with the most votes at the end of the night will win a prize! Contact rosieopenmicsc@yahoo.com

Small Business Workshop: CrowdSource Funding

July 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
presented by (speaker TBA) 2015 workshops: March 11 Finding the Money for Your Small Business Growth, presented by a panel of lenders April 8 Easy Website Development – the Basics of WordPress, presented by Todd Schafer, Schafer Design May 13 Search Engine Optimization – the Basics, presented by Andreas Mueller, Bloofusion, Inc. June 10 Employee Law – What You Need to KNow to Hire and Fire, presented by Carmela Woll, Esq. July 8 CrowdSource Funding, presented by (speaker TBD) August…

Santa Cruz Farmers Market

July 8 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Our largest and oldest market is situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Cruz, one block off of Pacific Ave. In addition to a large variety of farm products, this market offers a great selection of local artisan foodstuffs, delicious baked goods, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. The market provides a large shaded cafe seating area, operates a supervised veggie valet program and live music is always present. Shopping at the Wednesday market is a wonderful way…

Plum Perfection – Foodshed Project at the Farmers Market

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The second Foodshed Project event of the 2015 season is Plum Perfection! Having grown the famous Santa Rosa plum for nearly a hundred years, Soquel-based CASALEGNO FAMILY FARM’S fourth generation owner Marissa Kotila gives away orchard keeping tips and local history. Then, explore the plum palate with Sumana Pathi of the nutrition-focused, culinary institute BAUMAN COLLEGE – think chutneys, preservation and healing spices..some fine live music and take a turn with the bicycle-powered blender. Check out the full 2015 Foodshed…

Jazz with the Alex Raymond Band

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week
Every Wednesday night from 8-10pm enjoy the Alex Raymond Band.

Trivia Night – 99 Bottles

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
The only quiz that drinking is encouraged!  

Steamed buns at Pop-Up

July 9 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Every week
Every Thursday, from 11:30am – 2pm 1108 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz Steamed Buns and Honey Glazed Baked BBQ pork buns, served over the counter. Each week we have one entree available with rice. View Sample Menu

Lionfish SupperClub – A Taste of Ancient Greece at Food Lounge

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday July 9th – 6-10pm Advance ticket purchase required www.lionfishsc.com Be taken back in time as we explore Greek food and culture. An exquisite menu showcases the techniques and ingredients of the Ancient greeks, with the same creativity and playfulness you’ve come to expect from LionFish SupperClub. Join us on July 9th for an unforgettable fine dining experience at our downtown, outside location for a beautiful sunset, incredible food: drawing on a modern LionFish take of Ancient Greek food… We are hammering…

Wallace Baine, The Last Temptation of Lincoln, at Bookshop Santa Cruz

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Was the Declaration of Independence secretly written by a teenage orphan girl living in a Philadelphia brothel? Was Abraham Lincoln distracted by the ghost of his long dead first love during the most trying year of the Civil War? Did NASA send a top-secret mission to the moon after Apollo 11 to retrieve Neil Armstrong’s car keys? We can be 99.99 percent certain that the answer to those questions is no. But in the witty and engaging collection The Last…

Caili O’Doherty “Padme” CD Release, at Kuumbwa Jazz

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pianist Caili O’Doherty is representative of the current generation of jazz musicians – informed by tradition but not chained to the past. The native Portlander, now based in New York City, has received the Young Jazz Composer Award from the ASCAP Foundation and awards in performance and composition from DownBeat magazine. A graduate of the Berklee College of Music and a member of the Berklee Global Institute, she has performed with jazz luminaries Joe Lovano and Teri Lynne Carrington. O’Doherty’s…

Trivia Night – Woodstock’s Pizza

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come sign up in teams of 3 – 6 people starting at 8pm. Trivia starts at 9 pm and consists of 4 rounds each with 6 questions. Check out our facebook page for current weeks Theme Round and various sponsors and prizes. Don’t forget to use the coupons at the bottom of your answer sheet to be entered into a raffle to spin our prize wheel in-between rounds. Hosted by Josh!!

RiffTrax: Sharknado 2 at the Regal Santa Cruz 9

July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laugh, cry, laugh some more – with the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000!

Free Comedy Night – Blue Lagoon

July 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week for 52 weeks
Come on down to the Blue Lagoon as they host free comedy shows every Thursday night. Each night showcases up to fifteen stand up comics, featuring everything from new talent to touring comics that have been on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham. For more information, go tohttp://www.thebluelagoon.com/

Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Noon at The Nick (at the Nickelodeon Theatre)

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Santa Cruz Shakespeare 2015 is here and once again The Nickelodeon Theatres is happy to host Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Noon at The Nick, this event is free to the public! Bring your lunch (or grab a snack at The Nick’s concessions counter) and enjoy this opportunity to meet Santa Cruz Shakespeare directors, actors and staff as they discuss and take your questions about this year’s productions. Hosted by SCS Artistic Director Mike Ryan, each event focuses on one of the…

Artisan Food Market at Food Lounge

July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Farmer’s Market meets Happy Hour! Stock up on delicious local food and supplies for the weekend, do a tasting or sit and have a drink after work, grab a snack from one of our local pop up vendors… An exciting, dynamic food event not to be missed! Artisan Food Market at the Food Lounge Friday July 10th 2-7pm  

Stephen Inglis Celebrates 4 Years of Pono

July 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Stephens Inglis, the musical Invitee for the opening of Pono back in, 2011 is one of Braddah Timmy’s oldest friends here on the mainland.  Back before Pono Hawaiian Grill was even conceived of, Steven was driving down from Berkeley where he briefly lived, to play on the deck (or inside of) BT’s former restaurant almost every week.  Stephen taught Timmy about Ki ho`alu and helped him get started.

MaMuse – “Heart Nouveau” CD Release at the Kuumbwa

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
With their roots in the folk and gospel traditions and their hearts rooted in the present moment, MaMuse is pleased to present to you their brand new CD “Heart Nouveau”. Come enjoy exquisitely blended heartfelt harmonic voices lifted with purpose and reverence above sultry strings and deep percussion. Be here to witness and partake in this truly moving musical offering of “New Heart”. (new cds will also be available for purchase at the show) $20 at the door Doors at 7:00PM

Adopt-a-pet at New Leaf Downtown

July 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Stop by and say hello to some adoptable furry companions brought to you by Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. Saturday July 11, 11am-1:30pm, Free, New Leaf Community Markets – Pacific

Summer Sundaes at New Leaf Downtown

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Enjoy the taste of summer with a Straus Family Creamery Ice Cream Sundae! Complementary with $5 donation to Shared Adventures. Saturday July 11, 12pm (while supplies last) Complimentary with $5 donation, New Leaf Community Markets – Pacific

Crepes and Vegan Chocolate Sauce demonstration at Chefworks

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In celebration of Bastille Day we are whipping up some Strawberry Crepes with homemade Raw Vegan Chocolate sauce. Stop by for a taste of these decadent treats

Michael Feinberg/Billy Buss Quartet – Club Kuumbwa

July 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Trumpeter Billy Buss and bassist Michael Feinberg have been frequent bandmates in various groups over the last 10 years, working with artists ranging from Billy Hart, Lee Ritenour and Herbie Hancock to Deltron 3030 and Run DMC. Joining them on this date are noted pianist Julian Shore (Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gretchen Parlato) and Bay Area drum phenom Malachi Whitson. Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages www.michaelfeinbergmusic.com www.billybuss.com

Sin Sisters Burlesque

July 11 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Join us Saturday July 11th at the Catalyst Atrium Doors at 9 Show at 9:30 Tickets are $15 in advance at CatalystClub.com Tickets at the door are $20. VIP tickets are $40 per seat and the only guaranteed seating for the event Please contact any Sin Sister to reserve your VIP seat The Sin Sisters: Rizzo Rogue Balla Fire Patty Cakes Lady Satan Szandora LaVey Cyanide Cyn Guest Performers: Bunny Pistol Emcee: Honey Penny        

Downtown Antique Fair

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Second Sunday of the Month
Come and find your collectibles and treasures at this monthly outdoor antique fair, held the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting. For information on sellers or selling, call 476-6940.

Sundays in San Lorenzo Park

July 12 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week until July 26, 2015
Celebrate San Lorenzo Park and all it has to offer, all summer song, with this Sunday series presented by the Coastal Watershed Council! First Sundays  (May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2)  Birthdays and Board Games  Bring a blanket to sit on and your favorite board games to play.  Birthday cake for those celebrating their birth month. Second Sundays ( May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9)  Plant Exchange Bring your plant cuttings, seeds, garden books, or plant related…

Amanda Wisler CD Release at the Kuumbwa Jazz

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amanda Wisler‘s first released CD “Eye to Eye” is a combination of alternative rock/pop.  She sings and writes songs about her life’s ups and downs, joys and sorrows.  Amanda will be joined by the musicians that accompanied her on the recording: Will McDougal (Guitar/Piano), Jesse Holsapple (Bass Guitar) and Brendon McQueeney (Drums). Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com or Streetlight Records Doors: 5:30 pm Phone number for more info:  831-239-8524 www.amandawisler.com

Spiros Exaras – Elio Villafranca Project at the Kuumbwa Jazz

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
“Shakespeare famously claimed that there’s nothing new under the sun. But if he heard this combination of Greek and Cuban music, he would be forced to reconsider. This is the mash-up of the year, yet the integration of these two distinct musical cultures is handled with effortless fluency, almost as if Athens and Havana were sister cities.” – The Daily Beast A true explorer of the fretboard, guitarist Spiros Exaras began performing amongst legendary performers in his native Greece, cultivating a blend…
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